[rfc-i] Fwd: Re: [xml2rfc] Change in the results of using the "author" tag

Charlie Perkins charles.perkins at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 9 10:30:13 PDT 2019

Hello Heather and all,

I was redirected to ask you instead of xml2rfc...

Basically, I think it is wrong to enforce RFC Style Guide limitations 
when showing the authorship of external documents.  So, for instance, if 
an external publication shows that the author is "Francisca Yu", I don't 
think we should require the initialized version in the citation of an 
IETF document.

Charlie P.

PS. No offense to Ms. Yu.

PPS. Can someone tell me how to cite a stable URL?

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [xml2rfc] Change in the results of using the "author" tag
Date: 	Tue, 9 Apr 2019 19:10:37 +0200
From: 	Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>
To: 	Charlie Perkins <charles.perkins at earthlink.net>
CC: 	xml2rfc at ietf.org

On 09.04.2019 18:43, Charlie Perkins wrote:
> Hello Julian,
> I followed your suggestion.  Now it shows that the author is "D. Stanley".
> The actual document shows that the author is "Dorothy Stanley".
> Regardless of what the IETF says about handling names for RFCs, I think
> that external citations should reflect the authorship as indicated in
> the external publication.

Well, that contradicts the RFC Style Guide.

> I also tried simply deleting 'initials="D" surname="Stanley"' from the
> citation.  xml2rfc imposes the requirement anyway.
> Can we please have it to respect the actual authorship as shown in the
> publications which we cite?

That's a discussion you need to lead with the RFC Editor, not the tools

> Regards,
> Charlie P.
> PS. How to I get a URI to be shown in the citation?  One way that does
> not work is to use
> <uri>https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/15/11-15-1261-03-0arc-multicast-performance-optimization-features-overview-for-ietf-nov-2015.ppt</uri>


Best regards, Julian

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